Master the art of critical cognition and pitching.
Learn various thinking strategies and techniques to reason with logic and wit.
Unleash your inquisitive nature by questioning common ideas, values, concepts, and narratives.
Learn to problem solve while crafting persuasive and informative content through research.
Build a culture of knowledge and critical thinking at a young age.
Master the art of poetry and performance.
Learn literary techniques, creative writing tools and artistic expression of ideas.
Develop acting skills, theatrical expression and captivating stage presence.
Learn to analyse and interpret canonical works of literature (poems and plays).
Build confidence and overcome the fear of speaking up.
Master the art of diplomacy and persuasion.
Learn various strategies and techniques of argumentation, mediation and advocacy.
Develop the muscle to critically analyse and empathise with complex global issues.
Learn to problem solve and negotiate creatively.
Master the art of debating and persuasion.
Learn various strategies and techniques of argumentation and rebuttals.
Learn to problem solve with logic and wit.
Learn basic strategies and techniques of argumentation and rebuttals.
Unpack fundamental WSC subjects across the political, historical, scientific and social spectrum.
Learn to create intelligent and witty content.
Master the art of public speaking and persuasion.
Learn various speech strategies and delivery techniques to captivate audiences.
Develop the manner, structure and style to boost stage presence and improve charisma.
Master the art of storytelling.
Learn basic strategies and techniques of communication and persuasion.
Develop the muscle to form opinions, express ideas, empathise and engage with others.
Learn to create narratives and tell stories.
Ameer is an English Literature and linguistics major with a deep passion for performance and written art. He is well versed in the technical aspects of poetry and drama. Ameer has performed poetry on many stages in the Klang Valley area and has been a part of several stage productions as an actor and production crew. He has also been a member of the organising committee for a few performance arts events. This has equipped him with a holistic knowledge of the arts that he wishes to share with the younger generation. He believes that poetry and drama is not only a means for emotional expression but also a medium to understanding society and the world. He is an enthusiastic and fun trainer that employs both an academic and a practical approach to his classes.
Jonathan is an accomplished coach and mentor for Model United Nations (MUN). With over 8 years of experience in MUN, he has received the honour to chair and win delegate awards at both local and international MUN conferences. He was a chair at the Asia Youth Model United Nations (AYIMUN) 2020. He has won best delegate and honourable mentions at Penang MUN, TayMUN and Johor MUN. Furthermore, as a YSEALI fellow (a programme by the U.S. State Department) he was selected to represent Malaysia to study Civic Engagement and International Human Rights in association with the U.N. Institute of Training and Research (CIFAL Atlanta) in the U.S. Jonathan is passionate about sharing his experiences and knowledge to bring out the best of people and is excited to meet you in his class!
A TESL graduate from the University of Malaya. Aiman has been actively involved in conducting several English programs, one being a theatre showcase which promotes the use of the English language through the medium of theatre. He is also teaching English to urban poor students under a research project named PEARL (Pedagogy of English Acquisition Among Urban Poor Learners) which focuses on the learning of English through a fun an interactive way. Aiman has led several high impact projects including an education exchange program in Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Aiman is passionate in engaging and empowering the youth with being fun, friendly and supportive as his main traits. In his class, Aiman aims to create a safe zone for students to freely express their opinions and learn without the fear of commiting mistakes.
Rachel is an English educator-in-training, who is well-versed in teaching English. She has vast experience in organising English language camps and activities, and she aims to help students realise that English is fun and not at all intimidating! Rachel’s love for the English language stems from having been exposed to its wonders from a young age, and this passion has grown via her experience in the spoken and written word. She hopes to encourage her students to begin venturing beyond the use of English in the classroom. Rachel believes in establishing a fun, supportive, and conducive classroom environment for students to engage their creativity and learn to express themselves. In class, students will be encouraged to critically analyse and talk about various issues, and they will be given plenty of opportunities to use the language for communicative competence and creative expression.
Irfan is a university student who has been teaching English to children for the past 3 years. Adequately experienced in conducting English camps as well as English proficiency classes, Irfan is known for being cheerful, friendly, enthusiastic and supportive in the classroom. As a teacher, his central style in teaching is one which is interactive and engaging to ensure that his young students are able to gain the most from his class. Irfan believes that students should be encouraged to express their own opinions and share their thoughts freely in the classroom. He is also experienced in public speaking as he has been engaged to emcee multiple notable events such as the Biennial Intervarsity Games 2018 and TedxUM 2019.
Iman Hassan has been incredibly passionate about debating since her first year in university. Her achievements in the debating circuit include being the ESL Quarterfinalist of the World Championships in 2020 and the ESL Semi Finalist of the prestigious Cambridge Inter-varsity in 2019. She has reached the Finals of multiple other local tournaments such as Malaysia Women’s Open 2018 and Malaysia Debate Open 2017. She has judged tournaments across Asia including Singapore, Indonesia and Bangladesh. Her achievements aside, Iman really enjoys teaching debating and wants to inspire the upcoming generation to continuously think critically and articulate their thoughts with sophistication. She believes that debating should be as fun as it is informative and hopes to share her knowledge and experience with all of her students!
Allison Jong is an English Literature graduate from University Malaya who has been passionate about debating since the age of 15. She was the champion of Malaysian Royal Inter-varsity Debating Championship and Australasian Inter-varsity Debating Championship (ESL Category) in 2017. Allison has judged more than 60 tournaments around the world and was the 3rd best judge in the Asian World Schools Debating Championship in 2016 and 5th best judge in Asia in 2017. She has coached and conducted multiple debating and public speaking workshops nationwide and finds that training debaters is where she feels most fulfilled. Allison is always cheerful and fun in her classes and her positive energy is very contagious. She makes sure her students can learn to the best of their capabilities and inspires them to go beyond their potential.
In his 8 years of involvement with competitive debating, Izzat has heavily familiarised himself with the fundamentals of the sport, crafting the necessary mentality for public speaking. This led him to reach many grand stages in debating such as being the 5th best team in Asia as well as receiving the Top 10 Best Adjudicator Award in Asia for two years. Under his tutelage, the Cempaka International School reached the Semifinals of the School’s National Championships whereas Sunway University reached the Grand Finals of the Universities National Championships and both teams received Top 10 speaker awards. Izzat creates a fun environment where students fall in love with debating, and one where they won’t be satisfied until their next speech is better than the last. Classes under Izzat will see rigorous practice of fundamentals in debating until they get it right, while laughing and having fun!
Priyasree is an English teacher and freelances as a corporate emcee. Her decade old emceeing career has witnessed countless events on various national and international stages including a number of ASTRO TV shows. She has also spoken at global conferences and events attended by the former PM and DPM of Malaysia, local and international dignitaries, corporate leaders and NGOs. Priyasree is a language and literature major who is passionate about teaching self-expression through public speaking. She loves exploring intellectual virtues through literature and discourse. Her interpersonal and persuasive skills are her strengths in motivating students to participate in a classroom culture of leadership, opportunities and reflections by encouraging students to think out of the box, brainstorm ideas, express individuality and articulate opinions.
Ainin is currently a master’s degree student pursuing Teaching English as Second Language (TESL). Graduated with distinction, she was awarded the Royal Education Award 2020 for her astounding achievements and contribution to the community. Ainin is an experienced public speaker who is passionate about education and women’s equality. She represented Malaysia in a series of international events across the world and was given recognition by ASEAN University Network (AUN) for her speaking abilities and captivating speeches. Ainin has a vast coaching experience and her students are the central focus in her approach. Ainin aims to bring the best out of every student through engaging sessions filled with fun and meaningful activities. She is an avid believer that with the right guidance and support, every child will eventually unleash their utmost potential.
Being an English major, Qai has had her fair share of crafting speeches for a wide range of audiences. Accompanying that, her skill in public speaking also comes from varsity debating, public speaking tournaments and speaking for events and conferences in front of ministers and corporate leaders, such as Majlis Parlimen Mahasiswa. Delivering a compelling speech starts with writing which Qai certainly has a knack for. Being the first runner up for the IIUM English Poetry Competition, the scriptwriter for RE:ACTION2020, the editor of National Aspiration and Leadership Summit, her experiences are surely helpful in honing the skills of aspiring speakers. As a teacher and part-time trainer for public speaking in IIUM for two years, Qai’s warm, amicable and friendly style brings out the best in every student.
Having taken TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in his diploma years, Shah spent some time teaching English in primary schools in Terengganu, before furthering his studies in English linguistics and literature, where he now also teaches public speaking to university students. Fascinated by the sway of words and their delivery; Shah took the interest and refined it as he could, participating in tournaments from Model United Nations to youth conferences, winning multiple awards as best speaker, as well as representing Malaysia in the International Public Speaking Competition in London in 2017 against 40 other countries. Shah is always enthusiastic to share and help others in becoming the best communicators they can be and believes that anyone, through their words, may voice the great expanse of human emotion and expression.
Aissa is a Cambridge graduate working as a legal counsel for a property development firm in Kuala Lumpur. She is the winner and finalist of 3 national public speaking competitions, the champion of 6 national debating tournaments and a former corporate litigator in a premier law firm. Aissa has always been eager to speak and educate others on how to best express themselves. Over the years, she has conducted various speech-related classes, competitions and workshops locally and abroad for a wide range of students. She casually shares her public speaking tips on her website and shares her view on education as a columnist for with the New Straits Times. Aissa is supportive and caring towards her students to ensure they are able to maximise their potential and are comfortable expressing themselves in her class.
Kimberley has been competitively debating for 7 years. As a competitive speaker, she ranked 6th and reached the Open Octofinals in the 2021 Asian Championship. One of her proudest achievements was emerging as the Champion of KDU Pro-Ams in 2019. This is a testament of how much she enjoys guiding & working with young debaters as they strive to become phenomenal speakers. As an adjudicator, she successfully made her way to judge the ESL Quarterfinals at the World Universities Debating Championship and was awarded the Outstanding Adjudicator of the Year Award consecutively for 2019 & 2020 by the Malaysian Universities National Debating Council. Kimberley’s classes are designed to challenge young minds to think critically in formulating their own thoughts and opinions whilst also inspiring them to speak with confidence!
Hafiz is no stranger to Malaysian debating. During his time in varsity debating, he became the Malaysian National Champion in 2019 and has spoken in the knockout rounds of the Asian Championships 3 times. He was also the English as a Second Language Quarterfinalist of the World Championships in 2020. Hafiz judged the knockout rounds of the Asian Championships as a junior, and multiple Grand Finals locally and internationally, in Thailand, South Korea, China, and the Philippines. He has coached students in local schools and abroad, mainly in South Korea & China. He believes that debating should be fun and rewarding to students. He is committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment in his class, while being intellectually stimulating and getting at the heart of debating fundamentals. He looks forward to helping his students achieve their goals!
Having come from humble beginnings, Irtza was quick to turn his dream of representing his university on an international level into a reality. In 2018, he was an English as a Second Language (ESL) category finalist in the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Inter-Varsity tournaments. Furthermore, he was also an ESL category Semi-Finalist in the World Universities Debating Championship and recently a Semi-Finalist in the 2019 Asian Championships. Irtza believes that every child is unique and special in their own way, and that he can coach them flexibly to ensure that they can learn and grow at their own pace. Irtza’s class is interactive, intellectually stimulating, and a fun packed session, where every student gets a comfortable environment to participate and add on to discussions
Hana Zawawi is the 2019 Malaysian National Best Speaker. She has been a part of varsity debating for 4 years with many achievements in that time. In the international scene, Hana is a well-accredited debater and judge, having been crowned Australasian English as a Second Language (ESL) Category Champion and also reaching the ESL Quarterfinals of the World Universities Championship. Her experiences have made her one of Malaysia’s best in the competitive debating scene. Debating aside, she has also had experiences training not only locally, but also internationally in countries such as China. Her friendly and warm demeanour makes her a trainer that will always make learning comfortable and fun but most importantly, a trainer you can trust.
With multiple grand finals and championship titles under his belt while debating for Universiti Malaya, Patrick’s list of most notable achievements was when he debated at the Grand Finals of the World Universities Debating Championships for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Category and the ESL Australasians Inter-Varsity Debating Championship where he emerged as champions with his teammates. As an adjudicator, Patrick has judged in more than 10 countries. He was the Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship, the Malaysian Nationals Inter-Varsity Debating Championship, as well as the Singapore Debate Open. Patrick’s wit and humour as well as his amazing debating skills will make your journey to becoming a champion debater a fun one!
Daniel is no stranger to local and international debating as his debating and judging accolades are scattered throughout Asia. His achievements in the debating circuit include being a Grand Finalist of Seoul Open, Guangdong Debate Challenge, and International Medical University Debate Open as well as bagging top speaker awards along the way. He has also made his mark in major tournaments such as being a semi finalist of the Australasian Championships English as a Second Language Category, Malaysian National Championship, and breaking as a judge in both the Asian and Australasian Championships. His commitment to coaching has seen him develop from training local schools to teaching debate internationally. Daniel’s classes are designed to inspire you to view debating in various perspectives all while having great fun.
Silla Alam began her debating career in the first year of her law degree and in just a few years she has managed to be crowned the Malaysian National Champion and the Malaysian Women’s Champion in 2018. She has also appeared in the Pre-Quarterfinals and Octofinals of the Asian Championships in 2018 and 2019 respectively, as well as the English as a Second Language Semifinals of the prestigious Cambridge Intervarsity in 2019 and the largest debating competition in Asia Pacific, Australs 2020. She has been the chief adjudicator of multiple local tournaments and especially enjoys adjudicating high school tournaments as she is passionate when it comes to the growth of the Malaysian debating scene. She finds great joy in sharing her knowledge and is keen to start teaching Malaysia’s upcoming new talents.
Kelviin has been debating for 8 years and coaching for 6 years. In that time, he has achieved accolades such as being crowned the champion in one the most competitive open debate competitions in Asia, the Malaysia Debate Open. He was also a semifinalist at the Asian Championships along with winning several other major tournaments. Kelviin is one of the most established debate coaches for high schools in Malaysia. He was formerly the head coach of the Malaysian National Debate Team under the purview of the Ministry of Education Malaysia, where he led the team to a historic first rank break at the world championships. Kelviin is also a 3 times national finalist and was ranked as the 2nd best speaker in the country that year. He enjoys teaching and making his classroom a fun and disciplined learning experience!
Mika is one of the most successful debaters of her generation. As a speaker, she has been awarded Overall Best Speaker of Asia 3 times, has won the national championship back home in the Philippines 3 times, and has graced the Asian British Parliament (ABP) Championship grand finals. Her forays into major international competitions outside of Asia have been equally as impressive, making the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) Open break and the Australasian Inter-varsity Debating (Australs) Open Quarters, both in her first and only attempts.In addition, she has worked as a trainer and adjudicator in over 15 countries. But beyond the debate accolades, she is also an incredibly passionate, hardworking, and patient individual, and this translates into everything she does — especially teaching!
Mifzal is one of the most well-accomplished debaters in the world. His team ranked 2nd in the World Championships twice in 2016 and 2017- the best performance ever to be recorded by an Asian team up till today. He was also the 4th Best Speaker in the world, making him the highest-ranked speaker from Asia in at least 2 decades. He was part of the first Asian team to win the Cambridge Inter-Varsity in 2015, and he was the Asian Champion as well as Asia’s Overall Best Speaker in 2014. Mifzal was also honoured with the title of Chief Adjudicator of the 2018 World Championships in Mexico. He has also trained, adjudicated, and ran workshops in more than 10 countries, ranging from Poland, Pakistan, South Africa, China and many others. Mifzal is always incredibly excited to share what he knows and can’t wait to meet all of you and spend the semesters perfecting your speech and critical thinking skills!